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Asian insurance AuM gold rush

Regulatory changes in Asia combined with challenging local market conditions are teasing Asian insurers’ interest in diversifying their investments abroad, this could be a gold rush for Western asset managers. Vincent Huck reports

Pomona’s private equity niche

Pomona Capital’s founder, Michael Granoff explains how his company has tapped into the private equity niche and how it is preparing for a potential turn in the cycle. Interview by Sarfraz Thind

At the helm of Europe's giant general account

Pascal Christory, chief investment officer at Axa Group, describes the difficult balance between centralisation and flexibility in an international group's investment strategy. Interview by David Walker

Did you say impact?

Every investment has an impact, so what is meant by ‘impact investing’ and how can one measure the impact of an investment. Vincent Huck reports on a new measurement framework launched by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Crédit Agricole Assurances – a quiet strength

Jean-Jacques Duchamp, deputy chief executive officer of Crédit Agricole Assurances, discusses the group’s asset allocation strategy and why coal is not off its agenda yet. Interview by Vincent Huck

European Commission provides the sustainability weapon... ammunition to follow

Investment professionals have given a mixed reaction to draft EU rules on integrating sustainability in the fiduciary duty of investment firms and insurers. These rules are tied to another piece of legislation currently being designed and whose outcome could lead to significant change… or further greenwashing. Vincent Huck reports

Outlook 2019: Diversification is the only free lunch left in town

Prashant Sharma, head of international fixed income insurance at JP Morgan Asset Management, predicts a slowdown in growth for 2019, but all is not lost for insurers’ assets and a bit of forward thinking and preparation could help the resilience of their investments in the case of a downturn.